Welcome to Cherry Class
It is so lovely to see you all in class again. I am really enjoying getting to know you and getting used to school after our long time away. We are learning about Katie Morag and Scotland this half term, so I am looking forward to all the lovely things we will be doing.
Mrs Bath is your TA and when I am out of class on Tuesday morning Mrs Hathaway will be teaching you. Our PE day is on Thursday, so I am looking forward to getting out in the fresh air and being healthy!
We are currently changing books on Monday and Friday, so please remember to bring in your book bags. Reading at home really supports learning in school, so try to read when you get the books if you can.
If you want more opportunities to read you can access books on https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ It is free to access Ebooks appropriate to your child’s level or age. You just need to create a user name and password.
There will be a focus on building up the children’s phonics and spelling on their return to school. We will be focussing on basic sentence structure and looking at different Katie Morag stories. We will learn Katie Morag Delivers the Mail for our Telling Into Writing to develop story language and sequencing skills.
In Maths we will start by looking at place value and number. We will then build on this by doing addition and subtraction. Within these topics we will be doing problem solving and reasoning to develop thinking skills too.
The children will be looking at different materials and learning how to describe them as well as think about what is man made and natural. They will learn about how changes can be made to materials too.
The children will be learning about Lego Builders, which helps them learn about the concept of algorithms.
We will be learning about the Bible and how it is a special and Holy book made up of many books put together.
The children will learn about the British Isles and find out where the Isle of Coll is, which is the island that Katie Morag lives on, although it’s fictional name is the Isle of Struay in the books. They will compare island life and life on the mainland, as well as looking at how it is different to Halton.
The children are learning fundamental movement skills, which include skipping, hopping, jumping throwing and catching.
The children will do some observational drawing as well as learning about the artists Richie Collins and Andy Peutherer.
The children will look at the story Le petit poisson blanc. They will learn the names of colours and sea animals in French.
Reflection and Well-Being
I am leaving the link below so that you can have access to help you address worries that come up due to the pandemic. Please choose what suits your child and situation.
Please stay safe and happy. There are links at the bottom of the page about keeping safe online and children please remember what KS says in school.
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – There are free phonics games on this website
Maths games –
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zjxhfg8 – Maths games and information
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p – Topic videos and information
Exercise and fun –